Topic: Open Educational Resources

Overview

Open Educational Resources

Open educational resources are high quality teaching, learning and research materials that are freely accessible to all. Using OER in K-12 and postsecondary education creates more accessible and equitable educational opportunities. Open licensing allows educators, students and institutions to customize and share resources ─ from a single lesson plan to entire textbooks ─ without cost or copyright restrictions.

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Higher Education Compacts Come Together to Help Students Succeed with Open Educational Resources

Higher Ed Compacts Come Together to Help Students Succeed with Open Educational Resources

State leaders, postsecondary education institutions and education leaders are working across state lines to promote the adoption of open educational resources (known as OER) to help millions of students access high quality learning materials that are free to use, customize and share. OER are free for students, and they make it easy for faculty to personalize lessons and textbooks to engage students with fresh, relevant content.

Publication December 202016 pages

Gap Analysis and Environmental Scan
Sharing Observations, Priorities, Opportunities in the National OER Landscape

The four regional education compacts—the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, the New England Board of Higher Education, the Southern Regional Education Board, and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education—are working together to help scale the adoption and use of open education resources nationally to allow millions students access to free, high-quality learning resources.

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GA Online Courses for Students, Teachers Available in All States
OER Courses Grades 6 -12 and Training for Teachers on Remote Learning

Available in All States

Georgia’s OER Online Courses, Grades 6 -12, and Free Training for Teachers on Remote Learning

Georgia Virtual’s OER (open educational resource) digital course content for middle grade and high school students and training courses for teachers are freely available to educators in all states thanks to the Georgia Department of Education and its Georgia Virtual Learning program.